Weekend fun: Flowery School is hosting a Fall Fiesta Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission in and Spa. Ticket information is online at tinyurl.com/yde3tccs. Also on Saturday, the Sonoma Youth Soccer League is hosting an Oktoberfest party on the Plaza. The fun runs from noon to 9 p.m. with beer, tacos and lots of live music. (See posters online)
Homecoming: The Homecoming football game at Sonoma Valley High is October 13. The 2017 “Homecoming “Queen” candidates are seniors Hailey Anguiano, Eleanor Bon, Jenna Ebert, Megan James and Louise Murphy. The “Homecoming King” candidates are seniors Valentino Battaglini, Christopher Bruton, Fabian Oseguera, Dominic Tommasi and Rocky Wetzel. The SVHS alumni tailgate homecoming event will be hosted this year by the SVHS alumni group prior to the game. More details to follow.
Support an injured player: This Friday is a home football game against Analy at Arnold Field at 7:30 p.m. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the game will be a pink out, so fans are asked to wear their pink. In addition, Sonoma Leadership will be fundraising for Carson Pforsich, #13 on the Analy Football Team, who recently got into an accident that injured his spine and put him into paralysis. There will be donation jars around the stadium and SVHS students will be doing various fundraisers throughout the night.
Coffee with the Principal: The next monthly get-together with Principal Kathleen Hawing is set for Friday, Oct. 6 at 8:30 a.m. in the library. Topic to be determined. Register at sonomavalleyhigh.org.
Nominate a teacher: The Sonoma County Office of Education, Community First Credit Union (@comfirstcu) and KHits 104.9 sponsor a Teacher of the Month contest. Nominate a teacher at Sonomacountyteacher.com. Each month, a winner will be selected and receive a plaque in recognition of the award, their name on the radio, as well as a $400 gift card for classroom supplies.
Fiction sale: The friends of the Sonoma Valley Library is having a mini fiction-only sale from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. Students get their first book free. Books are $2 for hardbacks; $1 for paperbacks.
Ranger program: The Petaluma Abode is hosting a junior ranger program for ages 7 to 12 with a history tour, mixing and forming adbobe bricks, roping and more on Saturday, Oct. 7. The cost is $2 per child. Reserve a spot by calling 938-9560.
Ready to Work: Teen Services Sonoma kicks off its fall work readiness workshops at SVHS on October 5. The five free workshops prepare Sonoma Valley youth for successful employment, covering topics ranging from general employment behavior to advanced networking skills. Students also learn about money management including paychecks, personal checks, taxes, creating a personal budget, and the importance of saving. Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 939-1452.
Teen tip: A friend suggested this tip. Instead of staying up until all hours waiting for your teen to get home, arrange the time you expect them home, then set your alarm for ten minutes after that time. When your teen comes home they need to come into your room and turn off the alarm. This way, if you are not awakened, it is because they are home safely and on time. If they are not, the alarm wakes you and you take it from there. It saved me hours of sleep and worry. Interesting idea.